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28 Fun Things To Do

1)  7/1 High Aspirations Social Group, REM

2)   7/2  4th of July Ice Cream Social Meet & Greet, ASPIES, Canton

3)  7/3 High Aspirations Social Group, REM Opportunities, Akron

4)  7/3 The Book of Mormon, Think Computer
Foundation, Playhouse Square

5)  7/5 Family Fun Fridays, Family Connections, Shaker Heights

6)  7/6 Nature's Seasonal Sensations, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Bentleyville

7)  7/10 A Taste of Italy Fundraiser, ARC of Summit & Portage, Akron

8)  7/12 Experience the SBR Mini Golf Tour, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Bainbridge

9)  7/13 Lerner School 5K and Move-a-Thon, Lyndhurst

10)  7/13 Despicable Me 2 |
Sensory Friendly Film, Brooklyn

11)  7/14 5th Annual Monarch
Craft Fair, Shaker Heights

12)  7/17 Autism Brunch, SWAN, Kent

13)  7/17 Lake County Captains Baseball Game, Milestones Autism Organization, Eastlake

14)  7/17 Water Aerobics, Solon Blue Ribbon Program

15)  7/18 Lap Swim, Solon Blue Ribbon Program

16)  7/19 Karaoke and Dance
Night, Solon Blue Ribbon Program

17)  7/21 Picnic and
Cornhole/Horseshoes Tournament, Solon Blue Ribbon Program

18)  7/22 Putt Putt Golf, SWAN, Ravenna

19)  7/22 Walking Club with LEAP, Cleveland Metroparks, South Euclid

20)  7/23 Walking for Fun &
Fitness, Solon Blue Ribbon Program

21)  7/24 Social Connections,
Autism Society of Ohio, Youngstown

22)  7/25 Quantum LEAP Softball League, North Chagrin Metroparks

23)  7/26 Cosmic Bowling, Solon Blue Ribbon Program

24)  7/27 Sensory Story Time, Stark County Library, Canton

25 )  7/27 Pool Party, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Beachwood

26)  7/27 3rd Annual Flair Event, ASPIES, Akron

27)  7/28 Indians Game, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Progressive Field

28)  8/4  2nd Annual Summer Picnic, Autism Society of Greater Cleveland, Independence
 Other Great July Events

7/6 Autism Support Group, French

Creek Family YMCA, Avon

7/9 How Can I Make My Child Safe?
Zane’s Foundation, Hudson

7/10-13 44th Autism
National Conference, Autism Society, Pittsburgh, PA

7/15 Summer School Builders Program,
Accelerated Learning Clinic,
N. Royalton

7/17 Autism in General Education,
Achieve Consulting, Webinar

7/17 Positive Behavioral Support
& Strategies, Achieve Consulting, Webinar

7/20 Special Needs Shabbat Service,
Temple Emanu El, Orange

7/22 Summer Springboard to Success,
Notre Dame College, South Euclid

7/22 Parent Only Coffee and Chat,
Connecting for Kids, Westlake

7/26-27 National Conference for Families/Professionals, Autism Speaks, Columbus

Milestones would like to extend a big THANK YOU to Steve Rudolph at Howard
Wershbale & Co. and HW Financial for hosting 2 Jeans Day Fridays this year. Money raised will support Milestones local educational programming. 
Thanks to the HW staff for helping make a difference in our community! 

“Jeans Day” AKA “Dress Down Day” is an opportunity for
businesses to allow their employees to "dress down" in return for a small charitable contribution to Milestones Autism Organization. If your
company is interested please contact Debbie Hoberman,
216-464-7600 ext. 111 or


Photo: Ilana Hoffer Skoff, Executive Director of Milestones with Saleh Al-Bakheet, Attendee from the furthest away.

Fun Conference Fact

Saleh is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia and parent of a 9 year old girl with autism. He found Milestones online and came to Cleveland for a week to learn!!

 We invite you to send your children to Camp Milestones August 1-9. This fabulous program will help your child make real progress on his or her IEP goals. As professionals, we invite you to our School Team Training August 5-9. Limited scholarships are available for both programs. Contact Leslie at 216-464-760, ext. 103 or for information.
Ilana & Mia

July 2013 Newsletter


Conference Highlights
Fun at the Ballpark - Autism All-Stars
Camp Milestones & School Team Training
Resources & News

Jeans Day
Fun Conference Fact

July Events - Full Listing Here
Check out 28 Fun Things To Do

Conference Highlights

Milestones Conference Assists Parents, Professionals
Source: Cleveland Jewish News

The annual Milestones Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference always leaves Leslie Rotsky with a “wow” feeling.

“As a parent and professional, the conference is a humbling couple of days,” she reflected after the 2013 conference, held June 19 and 20 at the I-X Center in Cleveland. “You’re left saying ‘wow! I still have so much to learn.’ You walk away with practical ideas and new research. I start planning what I’ll focus my child on this year.”

As Milestones’ education project manager, Rotsky manages the speaking presentations at the conference. This year’s conference, attended by 800 professionals, parents, sponsors and volunteers, featured five national speakers, 70 workshops, cutting-edge research, and professional development in multiple disciplines.
Read full article here.

What people are saying about the Conference

"The conference seemed highly organized and covered a broad range of pertinent topics. It is certainly the pre-eminent resource for autism information in this region."
- Frank Hickman, Special Needs Attorney with Hickman & Lowder Co., LPA

"I was amazed at the resources and the topics presented at this event which touched on some of the leading research for ASD. Milestones theme, atmosphere and staff cultivated a very collaborative and cohesive support as schools and individuals from within and outside the state of Ohio attend this event."
- Sara Conner, Behavior Specialist with Fairfax County Public Schools, the 11th largest school district in the county

 Autism All-Stars
A Family Event with the Lake County Captains

July 17, 2013
7:00 pm
Classic Park - Eastlake, Ohio

Price of $7 admission includes:
Reserved section for our guests
Pre-game parade on the field
Private autograph session with players
Silent Auction & much more!

Assistance and volunteers will be available to make this a successful night for your family!

Order tickets today by calling Andrew at 440.975.8085, ext. 136. More information online! Click here.

Presented by Northeast Ohio Autism Group & Milestones Autism Organization



Join the Milestones RUN FOR AUTISM in August and Run FOR SCHOLARSHIPS - Satellite 5K!

This run is meant to be FUN! For only $30, runners and walkers alike will participate by hitting their neighborhood sidewalks, local running trails, or even the treadmill for a 5K. The goal is to help the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) fund ten additional scholarships for individuals with autism diagnosis pursuing post-secondary, undergraduate education.

Ready to rally? Gather a group of your friends and family and register HERE for the RUN FOR SCHOLARSHIPS today. No fundraising required!


Camp Milestones
A Fun ABA Camp Experience for Children Ages 5-15 with Autism

August 1-2 and 5-9, 2013
8:45 am - 11:45 am
Cleveland, Ohio

Camp Milestones Includes:
Individualized Program from Student's IEP
Discrete Trial Training
Group Art/Motor/Music Activities
Activities with Typical Peers

Cost: $175
(Scholarships available - call 216.464.7600 for more details)

Complete the Student Camp Application or Typical Peer Application and email it to Leslie Rotsky at or fax it to 216.464.7602. Spaces are going fast!! More information here.

Don't Forget...

Milestones School Team Training

Effective Behavioral Interventions for the Classroom

August 5-9, 2013
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cleveland, Ohio

35 contact hours included in training

2 hours of graduate credit for additional fee


Request an application at or by calling 216.464.7600. For more information,
click here. Scholarships are pending. If you are interested in attending, please submit an application TODAY!

Resources & News

Autism Focus Of New Legal Center
Learn more here.

Advocates Push For Hate Crimes Prosecution In Autism Death
Read article.

Study Points to Disability Housing Crisis
Complete story.

Predicting Autism Outcomes Possible, Study Finds
Full article.

Source for articles
: disabilityscoop

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